Watch Your Attitude

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, ‘Rejoice.’” 

— Philippians 4:4

Yet it seems like human nature is more inclined to complain.

When the Israelites wandered the desert they could rejoice they’d been freed from 400 years of slavery. But, no, they complained and wanted to return to Egypt.

The phone lines fill up for a Bangor, Maine, radio station’s Things That Tee You Off segment and for The Howie Carr Show’s Chump Line.

Would they fill up for Things That Bless You?

Did Jesus even once suggest “Complain” about this or that Roman intrusion, injustice, inequality, or other action?

Did the Apostles Peter or Paul or John — even when in prison or in exile — complain? No. Perhaps they saw their future.

Look at it this way: Just like Jesus’s crucifixion brought darkness on the earth for a time, His resurrection soon followed — joyful, elated, celebrating eternal salvation.

No matter the darkness we’re living through today, joy will follow — unspeakable joy and celebration and wonder.

So, with heaven in mind, we can withstand whatever anti-Christian, anti-semitic, woke evil that certain forces throw at us… even “oh, death, where is thy sting…”

Remember Psalm 118:15-17: “The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous… I will not die, but live and tell of the works of the Lord.”

Author: markalanleslie

Beginning with my first book, "Midnight Rider for the Morning Star," based on the life and times of Francis Asbury, America's first circuit-riding preacher, I have written three historical Christian novels with another one the way in late 2021, four contemporary geopolitical adventures, an end-times thriller, a devotional, a self-help book for people who have lost their jobs, and two books filled with the best of my interviews with numerous icons of the golf world. I have spoken at Maine's State House, conferences, numerous churches, schools and camp meetings as well as national golf conferences from Florida to California. Having won six national writing awards, I am most proud of my novels: Midnight Rider for the Morning Star (2007) True North: Tice's Story (2013) Chasing the Music (2016) The Crossing (2017) The Three Sixes (2017) The Last Aliyah (2018) Jeremiah's Jar (2018) Torn Asunder (2020) A Cause Most Splendid (2021) My e-books include: Putting a Little Spin on It: The Design's the Thing! Putting a Little Spin on It: The Grooming's the Thing! Fired? Get Fired Up! Walks with God Join me on my web site:

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